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External Handles and Knobs

Why Important

What to look for

Although there are several designs of door handle used in 19th century, there is a common design. This design is found on main doors only and has a raised rectangular backplate with a rectangular drop handle.

Earlier types of original main door handle include a decorative ‘French’ drop handle on a cast rectangular or occasionally oval backplate, and plain oval, round 255 or octagonal brass fixed knobs.

When to look

How to fix

Second-hand cast brass handles can usually be found in antique shops and new brass reproduction handles can be purchased.

Avoiding creating problems

Historical background

external_handles_and_knobs.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/29 17:52 by mark